That’s right. The author of The Witcher recently had another one of his books translated for English-reading consumers. So if you’ve finished inhaling The Witcher series, why not take a look at this historical fantasy? Nerdiest writer, Amy Ratcliffe, recently released an article detailing this exciting news!
The Tower of Fools is the first book Andrzej Sapkowski’s Hussite trilogy, which – as you may have guessed – was inspired by the events of the Hussite Wars. This tale follows Reinmar of Bielau, also known as Reynevan, who is a young doctor and magician. Reynevan has been forced to flee when he is caught having an affair with a knight’s wife. Yet, while magical forces start to gather, our protagonist ends up in the Tower of Fools. The Tower is known to be a medieval asylum that houses the mad and those who refuse to conform to societal expectations.
This book has several historical characters and places, but it also has a magical twist that readers can enjoy. For example, Sapkowski has a fictional version of a young Copernicus in this tale. Originally published in Polish back in 2002, this book was translated to English and it is now set for release in the US this month.
Check out Andrzej Sapkowski’s The Tower of Fools!
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